Fuzz Effect
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #327
Ranked #2,915
4.33 | pDev: 3.46%
Jan 05, 2022
Aug 27, 2021
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Notes: Pouring a hazy, golden yellow, Fuzz Effect's juicy aroma leaps from the glass. Notes of a lush tropical smoothie, fresh-pressed white grape juice, and lychee sorbet race across the palate. Each sip is silky, coating the tongue with uncut hop delight. With just enough sweetness to complement the waves of fruit aromatics, Fuzz Effect finishes gently bitter and highly satisfying.
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4.1 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 05, 2022
4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2021
4.21 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Oct 21, 2021
4.18 by ptat from Delaware on Oct 17, 2021
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Oct 16, 2021
4.66 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Oct 03, 2021
4 by Noelito76 from New York on Oct 01, 2021
4.22 by crobinso from Colorado on Sep 23, 2021
4.25 by DaveCash from New York on Sep 22, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a fairly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like lychee, lemon, grapefruit, lime, passionfruit, white grapes, and orange.

I haven't had much hoppy from Trillium lately, due to concerns heard from others that they were slipping. I don't have much to personally say on that, but this specific beer is honestly quite tasty. It's the Trillium I remember, with a soft, juicy, and exotic hop character, along with just a smidge of bitterness and no malt character.

This is light bodied, with no real booziness to it, and a very nice drinkability.

It's nice to return to some of my old favorites every now and then. This is well done for sure.

Sep 21, 2021
4.25 by BeerBucks from New York on Sep 21, 2021
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4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

L - so this is basically Headroom, but with Nelson? Sign me up. Pours a thick, milky yellow that borders on green-ish territory. Kinda like an SST-20 4000K LED for any flashlight nerds out there. Frothy head that doesn't quite dissipate as fast as Trillium beers usually do and leaves a pleasant-looking ring of lacing behind.

S - big, bountiful aromatics. Waves of pithy citrus and white grape deliciousness. Potent and invigorating. Honey, pineapple, and green peach puree. Certainly smells as exciting as Headroom.

T - warm. Like sitting by the fire, but in beer form. Toasty orange marmalade, acidic citrus, a touch of vanilla extract, then full-blown Nelson hops. Pinot Blanc, peppery grapefruit peel, and zesty, tingly pineapple. Intensified bitterness balanced by grainy, pithy sweetness a la white bread and liquified hop jam. Dank and musty. Nelson looks good on this beer.

F - absolutely blows away Headroom in the feels department. Eschews that typical airy emptiness that feels like you're simultaneously swallowing something flat and foamy. Instead we're given silky syrupiness that still doesn't come close to the likes of Tree House, but is a huge improvement over OG Headroom.

O - Nelson can be a polarizing hop with a musty grape character that doesn't do it for everybody, but I personally love the blending of wine and beer. Fuzz Effect gives way to a more elegant maturity that the aging Headroom desperately needs. Still retains that signature bite and punchiness, just with an added vinous earthiness that is to die for. At least I'm dying for it. Glad I gambled and snagged a case.

Sep 15, 2021
4.5 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Sep 15, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

On first taste, I thought this was a bit over the top on the Nelson hops, but I enjoyed it for exactly the same reason on my second taste -- you can really taste and enjoy the Nelson distinctiveness. Definitely not ordinary.

Sep 14, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Holderness from Massachusetts

One of the best new hoppy offerings from Trillium I've had in quite some time. Has a strong white grape character throughout, not too sweet or boozy, and has some killer 'new age' aromas. This isn't the superb Galaxy bombs that Trillium does better than all else, but it's much better than the other Nelson-focused offerings I've had from them


Sep 14, 2021
4.22 by hopley from Massachusetts on Sep 13, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Damian from Massachusetts

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

The beer poured a completely opaque, canary yellow hue and was topped by a small frothy crown that quickly dissolved. There was no lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was terrific. Southern Hemisphere hops dominated. Loads of Nelson Sauvin character. White grape juice notes came through strong. Mosaic hops were also apparent and lent the beer a punchy, musty dankness. Bit of lemon. Good dose of white grapefruit too. As the beer warmed, both the Nelson and the Mosaic hop notes really intensified.

The flavor profile was solid but definitely more simplistic. Grapefruit dominated from start to finish. Quite pithy and dry. White grape notes were apparent here as well, but they were more subtle. Touch of musty dankness. Bright lemon notes came through in the center. The grapefruit turned a lot more pithy and bitter on the back end and in the finish. Grapefruit peel perhaps. More lingering dry, bitter, grapefruit-rind like hoppiness after the swallow. On the second pour, the Nelson and the Mosaic hop notes intensified but the bitterness decreased.

Nice creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. A touch lighter perhaps than I anticipated. The liquid contained a finer beaded, fairly zippy effervescence that gave the beer a liveliness on the palate and aided in the beer’s drinkability.

Headroom this may not be, but Fuzz Factor is definitely the closest thing in Trillium’s portfolio to that beer. All in all, this a tasty and enjoyable DIPA that I would gladly drink again.

Sep 12, 2021
4.5 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Sep 11, 2021
4.3 by smcel371 from New York on Sep 11, 2021
4.33 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Sep 10, 2021
4.34 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Sep 05, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Pale hazy yellow in appearance. Decent fluffy white head and lacing. Getting white grapefruit, white grape juice and tropical punch on the nose. Tropical mango and pineapple smoothie flavors, sugared white grapefruit, and a bit of lychee. Super fluffy and creamy mouthfeel. Barely any bitterness.

Sep 01, 2021
4.39 by Resuin from Massachusetts on Sep 01, 2021
4.3 by KingforaDay from New Jersey on Sep 01, 2021
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